Fire Service College Seminar 2018
TagEvac held their second dedicated Emergency Evacuation Seminar at the world-renowned Fire Service College in Gloucestershire. The event brought together professionals from a range of organisations to learn and develop best practice for managing their evacuation needs. A number of exhibitors supported the event and contributed to the success of the day.
The opening address was given by Steve Skarratt, Training Manager for the Fire Service College and provided an insight into the College and its development. A number of speakers gave interesting and thought-provoking insights into various aspects of evacuation including Roger Gentle, ex-Fire Safety Manager for Gatwick Airport who gave a memorable presentation on managing evacuation in a complex dynamic environment.
To maximise the experience some took advantage of experiencing a fire cladding test at the FPA test centre or the option of a guided tour of the Fire College Incident Grounds. Both were held on the afternoon before the seminar and some 60 delegates and exhibitors enjoyed a relaxed evening for networking and socialising.
We received a number of positive reviews from delegates, including David Gregory of Kedleston Schools who wrote:
“The day was a very interesting and valuable experience. I have learnt a lot.”
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01. Reassessing your Evacuation Needs - Alan Oliver, TagEvac02. The role of intelligent Fire Suppression - Tony Hanley, FirePro03. The importance of Fire and Smoke Seals - Sarah Lewis, Lorient UK04. Ensuring Fire Marshal Competence - Terry Breslin, AT&F Solutions05. When is Stay Put Policy acceptable - Howard Passey, The FPA06. Emergency Preparedness - Steve Clark, Marsden Fire Safety07. Managing Evacuation in a complex, dynamic environment - Roger Gentle, Gentle Fire Solutions08. Integrated Fire Safety for existing buildings - Steve Manchester, BRE09. Fire Doors a key evacuation component - Andrew Thompson, Gerda10. When is a Fire Alarm not a Fire Alarm - Pete Davies, FireCo11. Seminar Summary - Martin Reed, TagEvac
Throughout the process we have worked very closely with TagEvac and have come up with an ideal solution….the Fire Brigade were certainly very impressed and expressed their views that TagEvac is a very good product.
We believe that the TAGEVAC® system provides the Academy with a professional, comprehensive and effective solution… We are very happy with the solution and the support we received from start to finish.
For a multi-storey building with multiple occupants, I can see that the system is of significant benefit to the University in being able to keep track of which areas have been effectively “cleared” by the fire wardens (and, perhaps more importantly, which ones haven’t).
TagEvac have provided us with a way we could capture information at our Central Control Point so we can see the evacuation in real time at one place. I am happy with the product, service and attention to our specific requirements.
Adopting TagEvac has simplified and speeded up the reporting process. I gave my fire wardens 5 minutes training on how to use the system and they got it straight away!